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by BJ
November 29, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee
Replies: 32
Views: 1561

Re: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee

Hong Kong Raider wrote:
-TW- wrote: November 28, 2020, 9:54 pm Did anyone actually kick a 20/40

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Shows you how many games you watch when I can at least recall Jack kicking one in the Penrith game and Cleary kicking a few. Just like Tyson Frizell having a great game in the first half of SOO3.
Honkers gone Bonkers.
by BJ
November 29, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee
Replies: 32
Views: 1561

Re: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee

Good call Fui. [emoji16]

I’d also like to allow a captain a challenge after all the challenges are used up.

But if he’s wrong he’ll be suspended the following week.
by BJ
November 28, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee
Replies: 32
Views: 1561

Re: Ricky Stuart joins NRL's newly minted innovations committee

The simple rule changes such as the sideline post and six again have been good. Other complex changes have been poor. Suggestions: 1. Surely any player who stops play with an injury can’t get back in the play until his team regains possession. Very simple rule change to stop slowing down the game. 2...
by BJ
November 27, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20581
Views: 838816

Re: The Cricket Thread

Hundred to Finch and Steve Smith is playing such classy shots for fours with ease.
by BJ
November 27, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20581
Views: 838816

The Cricket Thread

Only showing the one day internationals on pay services loses so many casual observers and potential new cricket fans. No one at work or around the neighbourhood even knows the cricket has started. Same issue for rugby league on a Saturday. Why NRL gives Saturday free to air entirely over to AFL I’l...
by BJ
November 27, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17813

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

Bay53 wrote:
BJ wrote: November 26, 2020, 9:54 pm Canberra Yogurt Raiders. Such a stirring brand name.

Unfortunately it’s going to turn off the massive Vegan rugby league fan cohort.
I don't mind it actually.

In both the key is to get the culture right.
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by BJ
November 27, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Emre Guler
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: 2020 in review - Emre Guler

Yep Guler is developing very nicely. He brings a lot of positives. His only negatives. I’d like to see him get into position in defence a bit quicker and not get caught on the ground around the ruck quite so often. This is an area that most Storm forwards do well, and something Papa, Soliola and Lui...
by BJ
November 27, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 55
Views: 1640

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

Matt wrote:
BJ wrote: November 25, 2020, 8:46 am Q: Who said Stats don’t show the story?

A: Donald Trump discussing how well he was doing with Covid.
people complain about my arguments incl stats all the time
Again. That’s what Trump said.


[emoji6]P.S. I’m just winding you up.
by BJ
November 26, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17813

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

Canberra Yogurt Raiders. Such a stirring brand name.

Unfortunately it’s going to turn off the massive Vegan rugby league fan cohort.
by BJ
November 26, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Horsburgh
Replies: 7
Views: 740

2020 in review - Corey Horsburgh

I love the Hors and see a great future. He does need to muscle up though and not stand next to Sia when both have their shirts off.
by BJ
November 25, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Josh Hodgson
Replies: 202
Views: 17356

Re: Josh Hodgson

Then wins origin with a bunch of bums, so I think it levels out Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk That team did have some quality players. I'd have DCE and Munster over Cleary and Walker Any day. How he coaches GB to a loss to PNG, selects Blake Austin on the wing beats me Sent from my SM-G960F u...
by BJ
November 25, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 55
Views: 1640

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

Q: Who said Stats don’t show the story?

A: Donald Trump discussing how well he was doing with Covid.
by BJ
November 24, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?
Replies: 289
Views: 14867

Re: Your predicted Canberra Raiders team for next year?

I agree it’s not the worst effort by Fox.

The Daily Telegraph usually include a long gone player like Josh McCrone and some numpty reserve we picked up from Parra or Bulldogs.

Also they put Papalli in the second row and Wighton at fullback.
by BJ
November 23, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Canberra Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson has eyes set on round one return

I don’t think Hodgson’s game is built on speed, it’s built on making the right passing, running and kicking decisions and attracting the attention of the defence. I also don’t think Hodgo played to his usual standard last year and he held the ball up way too much, but I still think he has a lot to o...
by BJ
November 23, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera
Replies: 55
Views: 1640

Re: 2020 in review - Corey Harawira-Naera

Good analysis Afgtnk. I’m 5 / 10
by BJ
November 22, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Film Thread
Replies: 2388
Views: 160330

Re: The Film Thread

I really enjoyed The Way Back with Ben Affleck on Netflix. Part standard sports movie, but takes it a notch higher with some good performances and a deeper storyline.
by BJ
November 22, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Gold Coast Titans 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3975

Gold Coast Titans 2020

Who would have thought an ex roosters player who went to the Gold Coast would be caught up with drugs?

Next I’ll find out an ultra right wing politician wasn’t living up to the social standards he espoused or that a former wholesome child TV star has now gone wild. Such unexpected events.
by BJ
November 20, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 685
Views: 25596

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

This reminds me of The Goodies election special. The advertising campaign for both parties run by Graeme Garden, was so enthralling that everyone except the two candidates themselves stayed at home watching the advertising campaign on TV instead of voting. As the two candidates cast the only votes, ...
by BJ
November 19, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders set to re-sign Emre Guler to end 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: Canberra Raiders set to re-sign Emre Guler to end 2022

Guler is about to hit that key point in his development.

Tim Grant plateau or Shillington improvement zone.

I’m tipping the later. But he’d better try and beat Soliola and Lui at every training session. Sky’s the limit.
by BJ
November 19, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17813

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

We need a Finch/Scumbag filter on any image of these terrible New Jersey’s.
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 331585

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Surely Ferguson could get a big third party deal from Canberra Shade Sails.
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8203

Re: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day

How can you knock over the guy playing the ball and it not be a penalty.. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk But yeah it's ok for Munster to smack Cleary in the face when he doesn't even have a hand on him... and penalty QLD. Geez you're a dribbler. QLD playing really well, and Papa outstanding as...
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8203

Re: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day

And Jack Wighton catching a cold without getting any early or clean ball.
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8203

Re: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day

Wow. Munster on fire.
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8203

Re: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day

Even Lui would have been better at fullback than Corey Allen.
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Pack for 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 915

Re: Pack for 2021

Yep must have Starling on the bench.

I feel we may release a forward over the break who’s off contract for 2022, if the right kind of player swap can be made.
by BJ
November 18, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 256
Views: 8203

Re: 2020 State of Origin III - Teams and Game Day

Lindsay Collins defence is certainly good news for NSW.

The guy runs good lines in attack, but he doesn’t hold the line and structure in defence.
by BJ
November 17, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Tom Starling
Replies: 9
Views: 568

2020 in review - Tom Starling

7.5 for me. He came on and did a great job of giving us another point of attack.

He will really develop his game well off the bench next season. I’m glad he’s taken a long term view of his career. One to watch.
by BJ
November 17, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Dunamis Lui
Replies: 24
Views: 1037

Re: 2020 in review - Dunamis Lui

Where’s the number of sandwiches made for Josh Papalli Stat?
by BJ
November 17, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Dunamis Lui
Replies: 24
Views: 1037

Re: 2020 in review - Dunamis Lui

6 from me His numbers still aren't amazing, and he's only in the Qld side as they'd be picking people off the street otherwise. Definitely has improved this season though Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk Problem is there is no stats for stopping an offload, holding someone up over the line, taki...
by BJ
November 16, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: V’landys pushes for rule change to allow Smith to be named an Immortal next year
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: V’landys pushes for rule change to allow Smith to be named an Immortal next year

There’s no rush for declaring someone an Immortal. It’s probably better for the player themselves if it’s declared when they are more disconnected from their playing career.
by BJ
November 16, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20581
Views: 838816

Re: The Cricket Thread

Paine is probably the best gloveman in Australia. Others are probably better batsman wicketkeepers.
by BJ
November 15, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17813

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

I think the Mugga Lane rubbish tip is too good for our horrendous new jerseys.

Who goes for such a radical redesign without touching base with its fans and members?

These jerseys are an abomination.
by BJ
November 13, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 331585

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

Sid wrote:Reimis Smith is a good pick up for the storms

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Will be interesting to see whether he can shake his long term injury effects and play good football.
by BJ
November 13, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 in review - Dunamis Lui
Replies: 24
Views: 1037

2020 in review - Dunamis Lui

8 for me. It’s the one percenters that don’t make the stats sheet that always impresses me. He’s either third guy in the tackle around the legs dropping the player to the ground (vastly slowing the play the ball) or he is stopping an offload by tackling and hugging the ball (which gives him steal op...